In November, Bud Jeffries and I met up for about 6 hours of some of the most intense training I have ever done.
We started a little after 11 AM and by 6PM, we had shot several hours of footage on one of the most challenging, and yet still most addicting forms of steel bending there is – Steel Scrolling.
As I got the gym ready to film and bend, I played some Pandora Radio on one of my favorite channels – Guns n’ Roses.
For once, a steady stream of songs from the band I actually wanted to listen to got played, and right before Bud arrived, Pandora kicked out the absolute classic Guns n’ Roses hit, “Welcome to the Jungle.”
And while Bud Jeffries was here, the one thing that kept going through my head was…
“Welcome to the Jungle, We’ve Got Fun and Games,” the first two lines in the song.
At first thought, that’s a strange comparison – a Jungle and Fun & Games…
If you think of the literal words, you have to wonder how a deep, dark jungle could ever be considered fun and games at all…
Of course, figuratively, the song is describing the vices you can be exposed to, which can be so thrilling while you experience them, yet they also pose the risk of all-out addiction, some of them, you are hooked for life, the first time you try them.
Ironic, how that describes Steel Bending perfectly as well.
Now, obviously there’s very little risk of being bitten by a poisonous spider or snake, when bending steel like there is in a jungle…
But getting “bitten” by the bending bug and feeling the cold hard steel bar buckling from your strength…
That can be as intoxicating as any drug or drink you can possibly be given.
The pump you feel in your arms and shoulders as you craft a straight bar into a crazy design with no tools and no heat – just your strength.
And the glory you feel when your battle with the bar ends and you stand victorious.
Bending nails into U’s.
Twisting Horseshoes into S’s.
These kinds of “Fun and Games” make you tougher both mentally and physically.
But they leave you wanting more.
And for people like you, me, and Bud, the only sensible next step is Scrolling.
Scrolling Steel is the ULTIMATE form of Bending.
The ultimate Feat of Strength.
And if you want to find out why, then grab this free video:
Welcome to the Jungle – Click the Link Above
Jedd Johnson & Bud Jeffries